Laryssa Dandeneau, MS, CHES, is currently serving as a COVID-19 Program Administrator with Pitkin County Public Health. Laryssa is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at Loma Linda University and earned her Master's in Health Education at Texas A&M University. Her past work experience has included the United States Department of Agriculture, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the San Antonio Food Bank, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and an accredited Tissue Bank. Her mission in life is to engage in meaningful work, and to live a healthy and purposeful life. Having relocated from Texas, outside of work, Laryssa enjoys hiking, walking her three dogs, and exploring the great outdoors with her fiance.